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Re: Editions



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Intaglio prints only the dry point would apply to the below statement. Dry
point is achieved by drawing directly on the plate with a sharp needle that
raises a bur, the print is made off of the bur. All other intaglio prints
can print from 100 to 900 depending on the methods used. Cheers Daved
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Subject: Re: Editions


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> > Remember - the idea behind a numbered edition is that the first copies
> > are supposedly better than the last.
>
> I think this is a common misconception. In an edition of prints (and you
can
> apply this to artist's books as well) each print matches the B.A.T. (the
> artist-approved print that serves as the standard for the edition) and
each
> print is of equal value. The only number that affects the value is the
total
> number of prints in the edition.
>
> I'm guessing that the only exception might be intaglio prints, where the
> burrs can flatten a little with each pass through the press.
>
> In some editioning I've seen, the multiple plates and runs would make it
> almost impossible to keep track of what order everything was printed in.
>
> with best wishes,
>
> Roberta
> paper@oregontrail.net
> http://www.missioncreekpress.com
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